20 May 2013
23 The Sapphires (2012) · 24 Hysteria (2011) · 25 For the Bible Tells Me So (2007) · 26 Beyoncé: Life is But a Dream (2013) · 27 Oz the Great and Wonderful (2013) · 28 Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) · 29 Le Prénom (2012) · 30 The Evil Dead (1981) · 31 Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
BEST: When it comes to best cinema experience, it's Oz, because I really liked the 3D in this one, and also the references to the original movie. When it comes to "how many times have I watched this film already", it's definitely Le Prénom.
WORST: Hard to say, none of these was really bad. Talk forgetable, and it's between one of the documentaries I guess. But none of these was truly bad.
IMPACT: Searching for Sugar Man was interesting and a riveting story to learn about. But as with the Worst-category, none of these is a standout when it comes to Impact.
28 April 2013
14 Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2013) · 15 Hotel Transylvania (2012) · 16 Like Crazy (2011) · 17 Silver Linings Playbook (2012) · 18 ParaNorman (2012) · 19 Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012) · 20 Catfish (2010) · 21 Tom Meets Zisou – Kein Sommermärchen (2011) · 22 Mea Maxima Culpa (2012)
BEST: Probably Silver Linings, it's been an odd movie but very strong. All awards were well deserved.
WORST: Cheerful Weather for the Wedding – so very boring I almost forgot what happened. Made-for-TV movie, and not a good one.
IMPACT: Mea Maxima Culpa stayed with me for some time afterword, because it was really shocking and cruel. I've never liked the institution of the Catholic church, but the revelations in this documentary have shocked me on many levels.
21 April 2013
After not blogging for a couple of months (busy with real life, namely work), I kinda missed it. And now I finally have some time again. So hi there, I'm back. A few things will change on this blog, and not only the header.
(I'll go my hornrimmed girl now.)
See ya soon! :)
(I'll go my hornrimmed girl now.)
See ya soon! :)
26 January 2013
Dear Ben Affleck, I haven't seen Daredevil. But I have experienced "Bennifer" (the first one!), so I still have a bit of a grudge against you, lol. But you're redeemed now. Absolutely. Before watching, I had no idea about the plot of this movie except for "something spy-related" in the Middle East. Was I blown away! The movie is very fast-paced from the beginning and doesn't stop it's action run. It's an absolutely great movie, and I'm not very much into thrillers, I have to say. Between the Oscar best-movie-contenders I have seen, Les Mis and Argo are my favs. An absolutely MUST-WATCH!
10 | The Queen of Versailles (2012) | Documentary | IMDB
This documentary follows the plans of Jackie and David Siegel, entrepreneur & millionaire, on their endeavor to build America's biggest private home. Inspired by Versailles, the new family home construction is under way when the economy crisis hits. The movie follows the Siegels over a few years, and it's very interesting. What you get out of it: Rich people have problems and can lose money too.
Yes, I'm one of the few people who never read this book. I've seen it thousands of times at the book store, even picked it up a couple of times, but never got around to buy it. I think we actually have it in our book collection now (the man's book), but I never read it. So the movie was a whole other experience for me, and I loved it. It's beautifully shot and very poetic, and not wanting to spoil anything, I won't say any more. Watch!
12 | Save the Date (2012) | Comedy, Romance | IMDB
Poor Lizzy Caplan seems to be typecast as weird-chick with very unsympathetic character traits who can't get it together. I'm sorry for her, especially because with being the lead character, she now is the reason I don't like 2 movies she was in. And poor cute Allison Brie couldn't save that much either. I think it's more of a drama than a comedy. It's certainly rather depressing at times.
Hello there, young Rooney Mara, I actually liked you! Tanner Hall is no special film though. Another depressing romance storyline here. The story follows a few girls in a New England private school. One's hopelessly in love with a wrong man, one lies her way through life, one sees the consequences of leading on a man she's not interested in. Wouldn't really recommend, but if you like dramas… knock yourself out.
18 January 2013
A documentary exploring the under-representation of women in the media when it comes to power and influence in America. Women are reduced to their looks and purpose as a mother, and often played against each other. I'm positive that the misrepresentation of women in media is less extreme than in the United States, but I still feel myself responding to a few things in the same way that the movie told me.
5 | Django Unchained (2012) | Action, Drama, Western | IMDB
Thank you, Mr Tarantino, for this brilliant movie, and for casting Christoph Waltz as a good guy this time. Yes, this film has a lot of the n-word, and is quite gory, but it's great nonetheless. It's a Tarantino, what did you expect? Flowers, unicorns, happy-endings? When a long movie doesn't feel long, it's a good one. Really, really enjoyed it!
If you follow these posts, you might remember me watching the Paradise Lost docus in the beginning of 2012. West of Memphis follows the West Memphis Three case once again, this time focusing on the failure of justice in the case against the 3. I have no faith in the US legal system, at all. And this made it clear again that I am right. All of the things that wen't wrong in the trial, it's unbelievable. And sadly not the only case, just one of many.
7 | Intouchables (2011) | Biography, Comedy, Drama | IMDB
Another rewatch! I saw this movie in the theatre last year, and it was an instant favorite. So when I got the chance to watch it again on DVD, I did it. It's still as good the second time you watch it. :)
The hopes have been high on this one. And the first clips of Russell Crowe so thoroughly disappointing. The bad thing: It doesn't get better with Crowe. He's definitely the weakest link in this movie, and it doesn't help that Javert is one of the most charismatic characters usually played by someone with a very strong voice. All in all, the movie is very moving and well-done. The art direction and costume design is great. But, and this is a but for everyone watching this dubbed or people who have a problem with musicals: they sing. Seriously, it's all they do. There's hardly ANY dialogue that's not sung. I loved it, though.